"conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"
not officially recognized or controlled
"an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"
used of spoken and written language
cozy, intimate, informal(adj)
having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere
"had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"
Not formal or ceremonious; casual.
an informal get-together
Not in accord with the usual regulations; unofficial.
an informal agreement
Suited for everyday use.
Reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage.
Not organized; not structured or planned.
not in the regular, usual, or established form; not according to official, conventional, prescribed, or customary forms or rules; irregular; hence, without ceremony; as, an informal writting, proceeding, or visit
deranged in mind; out of one's senses
Origin: [Pref. in- not + formal.]
A conversation, occasion or meeting that is friendly, peaceful and fun.
We love to meet with our work friends in an informal manner so we can all get to know each other that does not involve our work roles.Submitted by MaryC on June 25, 2016
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'informal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3869
Rank popularity for the word 'informal' in Adjectives Frequency: #525
The numerical value of informal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of informal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of informal in a Sentence
It is an informal exchange.
We won't comment on internal memos that are informal and not definitive.
Seventy percent of the economy is informal, to jumpstart economic growth we have to tackle this.
We heard about it in the press at first. Of course we look into it because it is important, it is an informal exchange.
The second informal meeting as such is significant given these ominous signals at bilateral, regional and global levels.
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Translations for informal
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- غير رسميArabic
- informalCatalan, Valencian
- zwanglos, unförmlich, informell, inoffiziellGerman
- ανεπίσημος, φιλικόςGreek
- familiar, informalSpanish
- غیر رسمیPersian
- familier, informelFrench
- 普段, 非公式, 褻, 日常, 口語, 内々Japanese
- непринуждённый, неофициальный, неформальныйRussian
- không chính thứcVietnamese
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